A Unique Solution To Acquiring Your Dream Furniture

A Unique Solution To Acquiring Your Dream Furniture

Abby Stone
May 29, 2009

052909-swap.jpgIn the movie, Sex and the City, Louise (Jennifer Hudson) carries a Louis Vuitton bag that she's rented from Bag, Borrow or Steal. I've always wished that such a site existed for furniture; I'd get a classic Eames chair and ottoman in white leather, one of my dream (but currently out of budget) pieces. Find out how I may finally get a chance to own one, after the jump...

One of my colleagues may be downsizing. I remembered that she owns this very chair which she lucked into at an estate sale for a steal.

"Hey, you could store it at my place," I joked last night.
She looked at me, not as if I'd suddenly grown two heads but as if I'd come up with a brilliant solution.
"Wow," she said, "that would be great."

Great for me and for her. She gets to keep one of her favorite pieces, save money (which, after all, is the whole point of her downsizing in the first place) and I get my dream furniture, at least temporarily. And then I thought, I'm thinking of redecorating. Another friend has always coveted my end tables. I don't want to sell them and I don't want to spend money on a storage space. Maybe they could decorate her place temporarily while I decide if I want to keep them or sell them?

[photo from Ten Things I Love From Rebecca's Apartment]

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